Hunting for Silver Linings w/ Prosper Sedem Balfour Ocloo, former startup Grind Chapter Director of KNUST, Ghana

Grand Rapids
Mon, May 31, 10:00 AM (EDT)

About this event


Through our Startup Grind event series Hunting for Silver Linings, we check in with ecosystem builders, investors, and business leaders from around the world.

We dig for deeper context around challenges and opportunities found in markets around the world, as well as mine for insight that can better inform biases about regions, their talent, and potential for investment.

Then, we connect the dots.


Corey Hart | LinkedIn
Chapter Director, Startup Grind
Co-founder & CMO, Telebehavioral Health.US

Yorgo (George) Katsanos
Head of Corporate Finance, Cubera International


May 31st, we are pleased to host Prosper Sedem Balfour Ocloo, founder and CEO of BrandAfrik and former startup Grind Chapter Director of KNUST, Ghana. Prosper will give us some insight on how the epidemic is affecting the startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem in their region, as well as provide advice to entrepreneurs.


We spend our time checking in with investors, entrepreneurs, founders, and Startup Grind Chapter Directors from around the globe to get accounts of what's happening in their areas and learn of what their challenges and opportunities are. 

  • We learn about our guest, their story
  • We dig into their area & industry of expertise, and their ecosystem
  • We identify specific challenges & opportunities they are close to
  • We ask what their outlook is for the next 6, 12 months
  • Finally, we ask how our network of global Directors, entrepreneurs, and investors can help them


  • Prosper Sedem Balfour Ocloo

    Prosper Sedem Balfour Ocloo

    Brand Afrik

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Prosper is a creative programmer who is results oriented and ready to learn.A tech freak interested in IoT, graphics, UX|UI, and anything arts related; he has experience as a user interface designer, digital strategist, and marketing branding consultant.Prosper also enjoys reading and taking amazing photographs.

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  • When

    Monday, May 31
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

    Brought to you by

    • Corey Hart

      Corey Hart

      Startup Grind Grand Rapids

      Chapter Director

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    • Yorgo Katsanos

      Yorgo Katsanos

      Beneventure Partners


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